Chelsea are reportedly close to securing the departures of three players ahead of the final week of the transfer window.
There have already been numerous departures from Thomas Tuchel’s squad this summer, with the Blues having earned over £100m in transfer fees from various buyers
As per Fabrizio Romano, young striker Ike Ugbo is close to returning to Belgium after starring for Cercle Brugge last term. He netted 17 goals in all competitions last season and his form was good enough to catch the eye of Genk, who are reportedly set to pay £5m for his signature. The 22-year-old has also been linked with French giants Marseille.
Another permanent departure is that of Davide Zappacosta, with the Italian having fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge. The Italian also spent last season out on loan with Genoa and is set for a return to Italy with Atalanta. Gianluca Di Marzio suggests that he is going to pen a four-year deal in Bergamo.
Away from permanent deals, Tiemoue Bakayoko is apparently edging close to yet another loan deal. Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is ‘just one step away’ from joining AC Milan on loan and the move will be finalised ‘very soon’, according to reports in Italy.